Rapper, super producer and fashionista Pharrell Williams adds feathers and ... patriotism? ... military chic? to his combat helmet on the cover of N.E.R.D.’s upcoming fourth album Nothing. The cover was photographed by Terry Richardson and the album is due November 2.
PW discussed the album's concept with Entertainment Weekly.
"At first, the album was called Instant Gratification, and it was good, but not good enough. It was our answer to this generation, which we have nicknamed the “microwave generation”: The Microwavers. Even though the microwave is old technology, it actually happens to be the mentality of all the people on the planet right now. Especially the kids—they want it now and they want it hot. They don’t want it ten minutes from now. With Nothing, we feel like we’re reflecting society.
On Friday in New York City's Times Square at Honda's CR-z launch event, Pharrell and N.E.R.D.'s Shay Haley performed "Help Me" and new music from the upcoming CD. See photos from the free concert and watch some video AFTER THE JUMP ...